What if my olive oil looks cloudy?
At times, olive oil can be exposed to extreme cold, which clouds the olive oil. This is normal, and the olive oil is ok. If your olive oil is “cloudy,” you will see small particles of the olive that have not been removed during the milling process, which is natural in high-quality olive oil.
My olive oil is frozen, what do I do?
Extra virgin olive oil is made from the juice of olives and will begin to freeze if stored near or below 45°F. The olive oil is still good to use with no loss of quality, flavor, or shelf life, it just needs to warm to room temperature. This warming process can take a few days or a few weeks. If you need to warm it fast, simply fill your sink or dishpan with very warm water and place the capped bottle inside a plastic bag.
My olive oil has globs, flecks, or chunks, is it still good?
Yes, it is still good to use. Olive oil may freeze or look “cloudy” if exposed to extreme cold. When it starts to freeze the olive oil will look cloudy and have flecks or chunks that hang in the oil. The olive oil needs to warm to room temperature. This can take a few days or a few weeks. If you need to warm it fast, simply fill your sink or dishpan with very warm water and place the capped bottle inside a plastic bag.